The Director of the Administrative Unit in Al-Ubaidiya received the memorandum of demands pertaining to the environmental aspects of mining operations taking place in north Sudan, and promised to submit it to the relevant authorities.
The sit-in at the Al-Ubaidiya Al-Farouq area in Sudan’s northern Nile River state continues for the third consecutive day, at a time when the sit-in committee announced its adherence to the 25 demands related to the environmental aspects of mining operations being carried out.
These demands also include other judicial, administrative, service, economic and security aspects.
The people of the area are complaining about the harmful environmental effects of mining operations by some companies on the residential and agricultural areas.
In addition, the people have also voiced their dissatisfaction with government fees allocated for traditional miners.
On Sunday, government officials visited the sit-in, including the representative of the police and the director of the administrative unit in the region.
The director of the administrative unit received the memorandum of demands and promised to submit it to the relevant authorities, each in his field of competence.
He also addressed a delegation representing the director of the “Sudanese Mineral Resources Company”, and held a dialogue with the resistance committees with the aim of realizing the proposed solutions.
For their part, the representatives of the resistance committees presented their vision according to the special memorandum prepared for this purpose, and stated that unless a comprehensive solution to all issues would be found, the sit-in will continue.
The sit-in’s media office considered that all the demands are urgent and just and can be implemented if will is available, especially demands concerning retribution for martyrs and administrative planning.